Placer County Animal Services priority is to deliver progressive animal sheltering and field services to our community and animals. Although we have made significant progress in recent years, we continue to strive to enhance our programs and services. Our community cares a great deal about animals, and many people are interested in better understanding how they can help the more than 3,000 animals who come through the doors of Placer County Animal Services each year. We care for the neediest animals in our community: those who are injured, abused, neglected, surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons, abandoned, and lost.
Placer County Animal Services reports our statistics on our website because we feel that transparency is an important part of being a public agency. In addition, we want our communities to understand the realities that we face as a shelter and the impact that our residents and pet owners can have on increasing the number of lost pets returned with their owners, encouraging shelter pet adoption, and maintaining a high live release rate. We cannot accomplish our work alone and rely on our partnerships with rescues, foster caretakers, volunteers, shelter partners and community members like you to continue to enhance our programs to better serve the animals in our care.